Award!!! =)

I got an award from my big sister, Melanie!

With this award comes some rules. The rules that apply to this award is as follows:

1. You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contribute to the blogging community, no matter what language.
2. Each award has to have the name of the author and a link to his/her blog to be visited by everyone.
3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that presented her/him with the award.
4.The award winner and one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y Pico" blog so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5. To show these rules.

I choose to share this award with:

"Monday Through Sunday" :~My big sis. I love this girl so much, she's amazing! She lives in florida, which sucks, but ya know...She is a mom to 5 beautiful children, and she herself is incredibly gorgeous inside and out. I love and miss her like crazy! She is so much fun and is spunky and cool. She's one of the few people in my family I can discuss God things with and not feel stupid or threatened, she actually listens and believes me when I tell her that God has spoken and put things on my heart. I love her so much, go check out her blog!

"Desperation Internship Blog" :~My DI's!!! Wow. What can I say about my DI's? They are incredible people! In the almost year that I have known them, I have learned so much and grown so much closer to God because of their guidance and wisdom and love. There is one in particular that I am closest with...her name is Aly. I met her at _tag 101 and we just clicked. I have been in her small group since september and seeing as how I was the only one who ever showed up; we grew incredibly close. She is my sister, we are so much alike and share a special bond. Her heart is for missions and to touch the world with Jesus name. She radiates beauty, love and gives me wisdom and hope to live by. She's taught me so much about God and life, and helped me through some of life's toughest times and wounds. She keeps me accountable. I honestly don't know where I would be without her. We can talk for hours about God things and it never gets old. We both write...a lot, way too much, lol. We share what God speaks to us about ourselves, and each other. I love this girl with all I am. Well there are 16 DI's, all of them are different and even though they are young, you can for sure learn something from each one of them, they're amazing!

"Everyone Overcome" :~My youth pastor, Brent. He is incredible! You may be asking yourself as you visit this blog, why did this get an award?! Well, he just started his blog this week, so cut him some slack and just trust me. I am completely going off of the person I know him to be. He is full of wisdom and his words are so anointed and inspired by the Holy Spirit. He is full of life and is so much fun to listen to and be around. I love the conversations we have about life and God, he has helped me through some of life's toughest times. I don't know where I would be if not for _tag and pastor brent, God saved my life through _tag. I have learned so much in the 4 years i've been going to _tag, and I know there will be more to come on his blog...just keep checking.

"The Coldiron" :~My big brother. Our relationship has been somewhat distant, seeing as how he has lived in alabama for a good chunk of my life and the years that I know how to form good relationships. But that has been changing. We have been talking on the phone and over facebook and stuff and are beginning to develop a closer and deeper relationship. I'm going to visit him here in july...if I can get time off that is. WE do have something in common, we both love to read! Everyone hates it cause the question he always asks when he calls is, "so what are you reading?" but I love it cause it actually gives us something to talk about since i'm always reading a book. =) He's a pastor and an incredible man of God and a great husband and daddy, I love Him so much. HIs blog is mainly pictures, but its still great.

"Notes From The Field" :~Tom Davis. He's one of my favorite authors and bloggers. His book, "Red Letters: Living a Faith That Bleeds" totally transformed the way I see the world and other people and the least of these. He writes with a flavor that will make you smile, be horrified, and weep for the injustice that is so prevailant in our world today. Go read his blog, and his books!


Good Times...

So I pretty much did the most fun thing ever at work today. I work at the grocery store, nuff said, its not terribly exciting. Well me and Runee were bored, so we decided to sit on the belt, touch the motion sensor with the black stick thingy and ride it. =) so much fun! We wanted to walk on it like a treadmill, but our dreams were crushed when our manager was like, "you know you guys are on camera, right?" but who's gonna watch it at 12:00 am? Seriously. So much fun! Belt riding and eating charleston chews was one of the most fun nights ever at work. lol. =)

Please Pray!

One of my old 24.7 interns just found out he has cancer. Please pray for God to do a miracle and that he would be healed, like Jesus paid for him to be. God just healed a 19 month old baby that was run over by a firetruck, He can do this. Remember, HE IS BIG! The Bible says we are healed by His wounds, present tense, so pray and join me in claiming his healing. His name is John. Thanks.


Embracing Smallness

I'm reading this book called "i am not but i know I AM" by Louie Giglio. Its radically transformed the way I think, the way I see myself and God, and ultimately the way I live. Its about living with the heart knowledge the you are not, and God IS I AM. HE is everything! You are nothing, a little tiny microscopic human being! God doesnt need us, but He chooses to use us and dwell inside of us! Thats the amazing thing. He says, "Humility is the instant sightsizing of me that occusr with just one eyeful of His majesty. True humility (not the false kind that ends up being about us at the end of the day) is not a sign of weakness, failure, or inability, but rather a sign that we are getting to know God and have glimpsed His glory. And once we see how glorious His glory is, we realize that all other glory is futile and fading, and totally inconsequential in the grand scheme of things." Then... "When you get right down to it, trading in the little story of me is not really all that big of a sacrifice at all. Who wouldn't want to abandon a script you could fit on the pointed end of a pin for a chance to get in on the glorious epic that is so enduring that its screening will require all of eternity. Glimpsing His glory makes me want to say, "YOur name and renown are the desire of my soul." Seeing His true fame makes me want to live for a bigger purpose, doing everything I do in such a way as to shine the spotlight on Him." In feeling small we get a glimpse of His glory. When you abandon the story of me and join in on HIS-story, its so much greater than anything you could ever imagine. When we are small, He can become BIG in our lives and His power big in our hearts. I challange you to seek Him out and look for how BIG HE is and how small you really are. Remember everythime pride tries to get in your heart that you are a miniscule little person, and GOD IS GOD, THE GREAT I AM! MASSIVE! HUGE! LIve small, embrace your smallness and shine the spotlight on the King.


Amazing Story!

SO last week at _Tag (the high school group at New Life), at the very end when we were about to dismiss, one of our pastors came up and told us about a situation and we needed to pray. A family of a _Tag student, the father had backed into their 19 month old daughter with his truck, he didnt know she was there. Well we stretched our hands towards the city and prayed heaven down, not knowing much. Well they did all these tests, CAT scans, MRI's, and said that the girl was non-responsive and basically dead, she wasn't going to make it. Her body was crushed, destroyed. The doctor said that around 9:05 she woke up and started responding. That was the time we prayed at _tag. The next morning she woke up, and all she had was one cracked rib. She went from having a completely crushed and broken body to having one cracked rib. Isnt that amazing? The doctor told them, "I am a man of science, I go by the books...but this is nothing short of a miracle." Wow. Why doesnt this happen more? Where is the authority to lay hands on the sicj and see them healed, to see life come back into dead bodies? Jesus said all authority on heaven and earth was given to Him, then He gave it to us. Not everything is God's will, but everything can be turned around to give glory to His name. Have faith, believe, and miracles will happen.


Hey friends!

Hello friends! Sorry it has been so long since my last post, but I have been uber busy with life! Heres the scoop: First of all, I got a job! I blame my sister, Mel, for getting me the job cause she made me apply and told me about her experience as a caddy. Yes, I am a caddy at Safeway, its lame and quite pathetic...but I love my job! It fun, most of the time. Lol. Next, I graduated high school! I was uncontrollably excited that night when I was at church, I was freaking out and screaming and dancing around the theatre. tee hee. it was fun. I feel so old at my high school group now, I'm a college student now. AH!!! Thats even scary to say. I was really freaking out about the future, but God has given me peace...even though I dont know what is coming, He does and I trust Him. My best friend Aly has been in Africa for the past two weeks and I have been trying not to go crazy not being able to talk to her. She comes home tonight and I am so incredibly excited! I need an Aly hug so much! Me, her, and Mariah are best friends...we even call ourselves sisters or "tripelets". MAriah and I werent getting along for the time she's been in africa, and she wouldnt talk to me...but I sent her a confrentational text and all is good now! =) I got a 8gb Zune mp3 player for my graduation present, its sweet! I have all my music on it and its pretty great! I'm listening to...you guessed it Mel...Josh Turner, Your Man! He's gorgeous, and He loves Jesus which makes him more hott! Well thats whats going on with me. Some mo all I got right now. Some more serious posts will follow soon, I will be posting on my days off...promise. Much love, God bless! =)